Cloud-filled experience pops up at Napapijri in Paris

Inspired by Napapijri’s new ‘Super Light Skidoo’ jacket, a new concept area has opened in the brand's Paris St Germain store, which invites shoppers into a cloud-filled experience space. Customers enter into a ‘cloud space’ which is entirely wrapped in cloud prints and reflective mirror, encouraging people to try on the jacket and take a ‘super light selfie’ floating in the sky.

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Christian Louboutin x Sabyasachi collaboration unveiled at Harrods

A new in-store installation by Christian Louboutin and Indian haute couture designer, Sabyasachi Mukherjee has launched in the shoe department at Harrods. The installation displays an exclusive ultra-limited collection of shoes and bags created using sarees and ribbons from Mukherjee's personal fabric archive.

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IKEA celebrates 30 years with immersive house parties

IKEA has launched an immersive week-long series of evening house parties and daytime experiences this week to celebrate 30 years of the brand being in the UK. The central London space at 19 Greek Street features four floors that have been restored into era-defining barnstorming blowouts. The house will give visitors a unique snapshot of IKEA’s impact in homes in 20th and 21st century living, from the 1980s to present day with a peek into the future.

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La Tagliata to open second site in Fitzrovia

Italian restaurant La Tagliata will open a second restaurant in the heart of Fitzrovia in November, following the success of its debut Spitalfields site. The restaurant will occupy two adjacent units on the corner of Whitfield Street and Grafton Way, spanning 143 sq m on the ground floor and 167 sq m in the basement. The warm and intimate interior will reflect that of a classic Italian villa, featuring a series of separate rooms and original contemporary artwork to make guests feel at home and to replicate the ambience of first La Tagliata restaurant in the city.

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Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech opens its doors

The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech has opened today (Thursday 19 October) on Rue Yves Saint Laurent – a city close to the fashion designer's heart. 'In Morocco, I realised that the range of colours I use was that of the zelliges, zouacs, djellabas and caftans. The boldness seen since then in my work, I owe to this country, to its forceful harmonies, to its audacious combinations, to the fervour of its creativity. This culture became mine, but I wasn’t satisfied with absorbing it; I took, transformed and adapted it,' said Yves Saint Laurent.

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